Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Weekend Review

Another weekend has come and gone... so sad!  I can't believe how fast the weekend goes, especially when we have to spring forward and lose an hour.  I am definitely missing that hour right about now.. especially since when we get that hour back in the fall, I'll have a baby who will definitely not be following the rules of letting mommy {or daddy} sleep an extra hour.

Friday night, hubby and I stayed home and made pizza and just had a relaxing evening.  It was night to spend time just the two of us.

Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early {at 9:00am... } and decided to start cleaning out our guest room.  The guest room is going to be baby's room in just a few short months, so we have to start getting... especially since my new chair was arriving later that afternoon!  I took our guest bed apart {my little brother will be coming to take it soon enough}, cleaned out the closet, and put a bunch of stuff in a pile to be thrown out.  After that, hubby and I went grocery shopping, then came home and took three trips to the dumpster!  The room is definitely clearing out.  Saturday afternoon... La-Z-Boy delivered my beautiful new chair!  It's a glider-recliner on a swivel base.  It's a neutral shade of green, so so comfy, and absolutely wonderful... now we just have to wait for baby to get here to snuggle and rock to sleep.

Saturday evening, Justin and I invited ourselves over to my parents' house for dinner.  Dad grilled a delicious pork tenderloin and mom made some onion potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and corn... along with some Hawaiian rolls... it was ah-mazing!  My younger sister found a cupcake recipe for almond amaretto cupcakes, so I decided to help make dessert.  It was a little different than your normal recipe, calling for almond meal and amaretto, but we were giving it a try.  They turned out beautiful...
unfortunately, they tasted like crap!  We all tried a bite and then the whole batch went to the trash... it was fun to branch out, but definitely not a recipe we're planning to make again.  After the dessert fail, my three younger sisters and I played a game called Pandemic.  It was so much fun!  The game is a team effort, so rather than being competitive, we got to work together as a team.  After playing a few times, we finally won. It was a really fun evening.

Sunday was another day with my family.  Saturday night, my mom invited me to go with my sisters, aunt, and grandmother to go see Oz the Great and Powerful at the recently renovated Dine-In Theater.  The movie theater was pretty cool... they had comfy chairs that rocked, and each chair had a little pull out table.  There are waiters that come to your seat, take your order, and deliver the food to you... no waiting in line at a concession stand!  And it's real food... burgers, pizza, fries, desserts, a full bar, and more, plus your standard movie food.  Each seat also has a button to call the waiter in case you need a refill or anything.  Towards the end of the movie, they bring you the bill and you pay all before the movie is over.  It's definitely a very cool idea and it would be great for a date night.
The movie {Oz the Great and Powerful} was really good!  I wasn't sure how I would like a third Oz show {Wizard of Oz and Wicked}, but it was great!  There was plenty of parallels, and yet plenty of new story to make it interesting.  My sisters, mom, aunt, and grandma all loved it.  My two male cousins weren't huge fans {word to the wise for boys who are going to see it}.  I definitely recommend it to everyone though!

Overall, it was a great weekend.. and I'm a little sad that it's over.  The one good this is that hubby and I hopefully get to find out the sex of the baby on Thursday if this little one cooperates.  Here's hoping (s)he does and this week goes by fairly quickly!

Hope you all have a great week!



I wanna play Pandemic and make crappy cupcakes and eat Hawaiian rolls! Too bad the cupcakes didn't turn out - they look amazing!


Fingers crossed the little one cooperates!!!

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